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By Griffen Smith

Keeping the fireworks display afloat


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Fireworks lit up the mountains as they exploded over Seeley Lake, July 4. The Tamaracks Resort put on the professional display from the middle of the lake so it could be viewed from all the public beaches. Only half of the cost of the show had been raised as of July 6. See the end of the article for how to donate.

As dusk approached Seeley Lake's Fourth of July, Tamaracks Resort owners Jessica and Jeff Kimmel waited patiently as the first ever fireworks show that they put on for the community was about to begin.

"Right at 10:30 p.m. all the boats on the water started honking their horns and we armed the barge, punched in the code and hit go," said Jessica.  "And 28 seconds later it went off."

The display went off without a hitch. In past years the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the official community fireworks display contracting with a company from Bozeman. This year, due to coronaviru...

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